A recent story involves toy guns that are manufactured to look like the real thing.
A few companies mark the guns with red tips, but now the gang bangers are marking their own real firearms.
A federal law prohibiting the manufacture, sale or import of these "weapons" may help (put the anti-gun people in charge).
There was also a published comment concerning an officer's indecision when he is approached by someone carrying a marked weapon.
An officer is damned if he shoots at an individual with a "toy" gun and maybe dead if he doesn't.
Keep in mind that the officers often have less than a second to make a decision that will be argued in the courts for years.
William J. Patsche